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FIDIC Silver Book 2017 – a step away from project finance norms?

9 May 2018

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The much heralded upgrade to the FIDIC Silver Book was released towards the end of 2017. It has evolved considerably from the 1999 first edition but, given its prevalence on international project finance deals, does it cater for the typical requirements of PF lenders...

Brexit - what does the transition agreement mean?

23 March 2018

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On Friday 23 March 2018, the EU announced that agreement in principle had been reached on a transition (or 'implementation') period running from the UK's withdrawal from the EU on 29 March 2019 to the end of 2020, during which the UK would retain access...

The UK's approach to Brexit transition

23 February 2018

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The UK government has issued a response to the EU's proposals on how any transition period should apply. For the most part, the texts are broadly aligned. The UK government's text builds on the draft text in the European Commission's position paper...

Rwanda – Where minority shareholders have a major right

19 January 2018

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On 31 May 2017, Rwanda gazetted the highly anticipated Law No 27/2017 Governing Companies (the Companies Act), overhauling the regime regulating companies in Rwanda. Tucked within the act at section 4 of Chapter 9 is a relatively short set of provisions, rather...

Venezuela – navigating the storm

12 January 2018

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Venezuela's position is politically and economically opaque, but given the humanitarian problems in the country, many predict that it is only a matter of time before Venezuela defaults systematically on its debts or starts serious restructuring discussions....

Greening the Financial System

8 November 2017

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The need to mobilise green, climate smart, environmentally friendly financing is racing at speed up the agenda of regulators, governments and the institutional investor and financial communities globally. Whilst the commitment in the Paris Agreement to hold global...

European Commission presses for progress on Multilateral Investment Court

22 September 2017

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The European Commission (EC) has called for authorisation to negotiate a free-standing multilateral court (MIC) to resolve investor-State disputes arising under investment agreements. If the EC's vision gains traction, the way in which investor-State disputes...

伦敦银行间同业拆借利率(LIBOR)-终结的开始?

23 August 2017

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虽然伦敦银行间同业拆借利率(LIBOR)作为金融市场基准利率已逾三十载,但自从英国金融服务监管局(FSA)2012年对LIBOR操纵丑闻展开调查(即“Wheatley Review”)以来,LIBOR始终面临压力。英国金融行为监管局(FCA)首席执行官Andrew Bailey最近于7月27日发表了讲话[1] ,预示LIBOR可能终将谢幕。市场主体需要未雨绸缪,应对LIBOR可能在2021年底后终止公布。本文将讨论这一问题的成因,并评估其对市场主体实践操作及文本层面的影响

US Considerations for Transition Away from LIBOR

2 August 2017

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Although a bedrock of the financial markets for over 30 years, LIBOR has been under pressure ever since the Wheatley Review, and a speech given by Andrew Bailey, Chief Executive of the UK's Financial Conduct Authority on July 27th heralds its potential demise....

LIBOR - the beginning of the end?

28 July 2017

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Although a bedrock of the financial markets for over 30 years, LIBOR has been under pressure ever since the Wheatley Review, and a speech by Andrew Bailey, Chief Executive of the UK's Financial Conduct Authority on 27 July heralds its potential demise. Market...